World War I Posters (SC23360) - Italy

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Italian WWI poster: Prestito nazionale rendita consolidata 5% netto Prestito/nazionale/rendita consolidata/5% netto/…/[National Loan]

Image of an angel dressed in white holding a green statue of an angel in her right hand and using her left hand to point at soldiers that are wearing green; a flowing, almost abstract rendition of the Italian flag is between the foreground and background.

Richter & Co., Naples, Italy

103 x 71
IT 01
  Sua maesta il re ed il generale cadorna assistono al bombardamento delle fortezze./Con squilli di tromba le artiglierie italiane smantellano i forti austriaci e li conquistano./[His majesty the King and General Cadorna attend to the shelling of the fort. With fanfare the Italian artillery dismantles the Austrian forts and wins them.]

Image of a battle with biplanes, a blimp, Italian artillery being fired, horses, mountains, bombs exploding, and trench warfare

1915

E. Rossi, New York

50 x 66
IT 02
Italian WWI poster: La grande battaglia di Gorizia La grande battaglia di Gorizia/Le truppe Italiane in vista di Trieste. Il Redirige personalmente il fuoco delle artiglierie [The Great Battle of Groizia Italian troops in view of Trieste. The personal redirection of the artillery fire]

Image of a battle depicting a higher ranked soldier personally redirecting cannon fire, Italian troops, horses, artillery firing, blimps, river all at the Battle of Groizia.

1916

Italian Book Co., 147 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y.

49.5 x 65
IT 03
Italian WWI poster: Esposizione di Guerra Esposizione di Guerra/Trieste 1917/[War Exposition Trieste 1917]

Image of a knight holding a shield decorated with the two-headed Austro-Hungarian eagle and an Austro-Hungarian flag; he is standing in front of a black horse in profile; in the background is a cityscape and ships sailing in a harbor

G. Petronio, Trieste, Italy

M. Susmel & Co., Trieste, Italy

98 x 64
IT 04
Italian WWI poster: Per la vittoria Per la vittoria [For the Victory]

Iv Luglio 1918/Festa nazionale Americana/Italia e stati uniti/per la vittoria/[Fourth of July 1918—American national holiday Italy and United States for the victory]

Image of Woodrow Wilson

L. Martinati

Guazzoni, Rome, Italy

98 x 68
IT 05
  Esposizione Raemaekers [Raemaekers' Show]

Louis Raemaekers

Virtuani & Co., Milan, Italy

133.5 x 98
IT 06
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  Banca Italiana di Sconto /Date denaro per la vittoria: La vittoria è la pace/sottoscrivete presso la banca italiana di sconto/[Italian Discount Bank/Give money to the victory: Victory is the peace sign at the Italian Discount Bank]

(larger version of IT 08)

E. Lionne

Crespi e Cortina, Rome, Italy

Banca Italiana di Sconto

130 x 96
IT 07
++
Italian WWI poster: Banca Italiana di Sconto Banca Italiana di Sconto /Date denaro per la vittoria: La vittoria è la pace/sottoscrivete presso la banca italiana di sconto/[Italian Discount Bank/Give money to the victory: Victory is the peace sign at the Italian Discount Bank]

(smaller version of IT 07)

Image of an Italian soldier, with mustache and gun, holding on to shoulders of small girl who is dressed in red cardigan, red bow, black knee socks, and a skirt; the girl is holding some small round item, possibly a coin bank; images of soldiers in the background

New York State Library's edition features a green box at the bottom with red writing

E. Lionne

Crespi e Cortina, Rome, Italy

33.5 x 24

Box 8
IT 08
  Aiutateci a vincere! [Help us win!]

Barchi

Armanino, Milan, Italy

La Banca Commerciale Italiana

138 x 100
IT 09
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  Vostri risparmi … [Your Savings …]

Hazzo [? Illegible]

Prestito Nazionale

142.5 x 105.5
IT 10
++
  Caccialivia!

U. Finozzi

138 x 97
IT 11
++
  Sottoscrivete! [Subscribe!]

Mauzan

Credito Italiano

137 x 97
IT 12
++
  Armi della morte/ Armi per la vita [Weapons of Death/ Weapons for Life]

T. Corbella

E. Guazzoni, Rome, Italy

Prestito della Vittoria

136 x 92
IT 13
++
  Fate tutti/ il vostro dovere!/Le sottoscrionial prestito si ricevono presso il/credito italiano/[Everyone must do his duty! Loan subscriptions are received at Credito Italiano]

(larger version of IT 15 and IT 16)

Mauzan

G. Modiano & Co., Milan, Italy

139 x 100
IT 14
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Italian WWI poster: Fate tutti il vostro dovere! Fate tutti/ il vostro dovere!/Le sottoscrionial prestito si ricevono presso il/credito italiano/[Everyone must do his duty! Loan subscriptions are received at Credito Italiano]

(larger version of IT 16, smaller version of IT 14)

Image of a soldier pointing a finger at the viewer; battle scene in background

Mauzan

G. Modiano & Co., Milan, Italy

99 x 68.5
IT 15
  Fate tutti/ il vostro dovere!/Le sottoscrionial prestito si ricevono presso il/credito italiano/[Everyone must do his duty! Loan subscriptions are received at Credito Italiano]

(smaller version of IT 14, IT 15)

Mauzan

G. Modiano & Co., Milan, Italy

34 x 24

Box 8
IT 16
  Sottoscrivete al prestito/[Subscribe to the Loan]

G. Capranesi

126.5 x 98
IT 17
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  Prestito nazionale/[National Loan]

Montorfano & Valcarenghi, Rome, Italy

La Banca Commerciale Italiana

138 x 99
IT 18
++
  Prestito/nazionale di Guerra/[National War Loan]

Montorfano & Valcarenghi, Rome, Italy

La Banca Commerciale Italiana

166 x 98
IT 19
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  Porta il tuo salvadanaio …/[Gateway to Your Piggy Bank …]

Q.W. Craffonar (cut off at margin)

A.Barabino, Genoa, Italy

Banco di Roma

198 x 67.5
IT 20
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  Prestito/nazionale di Guerra/[National War Loan]

Montorfano & Valcarenghi, Rome, Italy

La Banca Commerciale Italiana

166 x 97
IT 21
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  Prestito della liberazione/[Liberation Loan]

Mauzan

G. Ricordi & Co., Milan, Italy

140 x 100
IT 22
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  Per la patria/I miei occhi!/[For the Fatherland/My Eyes]

A.Orbelli

Butteri, Turin, Italy

Prestito Nazionale

137.5 x 96
IT 23
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  Prestito nazionale/Rendita consolidate 5% netto.../[National Loan]

(larger version of IT 25; smaller version of IT 26)

M. Borgoni

137 x 97
IT 24
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Italian WWI poster: Prestito nazionale Rendita consolidate 5% netto Prestito nazionale/Rendita consolidate 5% netto.../[National Loan]

(smaller version of IT 24, IT 26)

Image of an Italian soldier with an Italian flag clutched in his left hand and draped across the front of his body; his right arm is injured; his right hand, holding a sword that is mostly behind his left arm, preparing to swing at an unseen enemy

M. Borgoni

33 x 24

Box 8
IT 25
  Prestito nazionale/Rendita consolidate 5% netto.../[National Loan]

(larger version of IT 24, IT 25)

M. Borgoni

97.5 x 69.5
IT 26
[not in folder] IT 27
Italian WWI poster: Il lavoro/Ecco il nuovo dovere! Il lavoro/Ecco il nuovo dovere!/per assicurarne il benefico increment, sottoscrivete/al prestito nationale/[Work is the new duty here! To ensure increasing benefits, sign up for a national loan]

Image of a woman (presumably a personification of Italy) with her arm around a war veteran's shoulder; she is wearing a white dress with the coat of arms of the House of Savoy in the center and a red headband with leaves on it, and is gesturing to factories in the background; flowers are blooming in the foreground, and there is a sunset or sunrise over water; the man is wearing baggy pants bunched around the knee, a white shirt with a collar, and a brown blazer with a red handkerchief in the pocket; on his lapel are war-related pins

[1918, Library of Congress]

G. Buccaro

Officine Dell'istituto Italiano D'arti Grafiche Bergamo

98 x 68
IT 28
  "Fuori dai roveti della Guerra/procediamo risolutamente per le vie del lavoro!/VIo Prestito Nazionale"/[Out of the bushes of war/Proceed resolutely to the life of work!/6th National Loan]

(larger version of IT 30)

M. Borgoni

Richter & Co., Naples, Italy

137 x 97
IT 29
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Italian WWI poster: Fuori dai roveti della Guerra "Fuori dai roveti della Guerra/procediamo risolutamente per le vie del lavoro!/VIo Prestito Nazionale"/[Out of the bushes of war/Proceed resolutely to the life of work!/6th National Loan]

(smaller version of IT 29)

Image of a woman wearing a white dress (presumably the personification of Italy) and holding a sword in her right hand; the word "Libertas" is written at the top of her dress; she is emerging from brush and branches, appearing to be using the knife to cut her way out; intertwined around her right arm is the flag with the coat of arms of the House of Savoy, which flows behind her

M. Borgoni

Richter & Co., Naples, Italy

99 x 69
IT 30
  Finalmente!/[At Last!]

M. Bergoni

Richter & Co., Naples Italy

VIo Prestito Nazionale [6th National Loan]

138 x 98
IT 31
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Italian WWI poster: Nostro Padre ha dato la Vita... Nostro Padre ha dato/la Vita/Voi non negherete/il denaro/Sottoscrovete![Our father gave his life/You will not deny money/Subscribe!]

Image of two young girls (one blonde and younger and one slightly older and brunette) crying
(black and white)

M. Vinca

Pilade Rocco—Impressoni d'arte, Milan, Italy

49.5 x 34
IT 32
Italian WWI poster: Sottoscrivete Sottoscrivete/La Banca Commerciale Italiana/Riceve le sottoscrizioni/alla nuova rendita consolidate 5%/reddito 5.55%/[Subscribe/The Italian Commercial Bank/Receive new income 5%/5.55% income]

Image of a column of soldiers, in silhouette, trudging through the snow in a mountainous region; their boot prints, in the foreground, have spelled out "Sottoscrivete"

Barchi

Esente da Bollo

S.A.I.G.A, Armanino, Milan, Italy

La Banca Commerciale Italiana

100 x 69.5
IT 33
Italian WWI poster: S.P.Q.R. [Senatus Populusque Romano] S.P.Q.R. [Senatus Populusque Romano/The Senate and People of Rome]

Image of the profile of the head of a woman (presumably Italy) wearing a crown of leaves; in front of her is the head and part of the wing of an eagle; also pictured is a fasces and the letters SPQR

E.H.B. [Edwin Howland Blashfield?]

M. Rusling Wood, New York

Committee of Citizens

50 x 50
IT 34
  Il Primo Soldato d'Italia/[The Foremost Soldier of Italy]

Image of King Victor Emmanuel III flanked by images of (clockwise from the top left) Trieste, Trento, Gorizia, and Riva

1915

Italian Book Co., 147 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y.

57 x 80.5

Several bad tears. Torn in two pieces (roughly in half). Currently housed in a folder for its protection.
IT 35
  Trento e Trieste Conquistate/[Trento and Trieste Conquered]

Image of a man with his arms around two women, presumably Trento and Trieste; the man is wearing khaki colored pants, a black jacket with red and gold embellishment, and a black hat with gold and feather embellishment; the one woman, a blonde, wearing a pink with gold and red embellishment dress, has her hand on a shield that says "Trento" and includes an image of a spinning wheel; the other woman, a brunette, wearing a blue dress with gold, darker blue, and pink, has her hand on a shield that reads "Trieste" and includes an image of a black bird; both women are wearing crowns; two Italian flags, splayed behind them, contain an image of the coat of arms of the House of Savoy; the daytime sky features a star and the faces of the king (Victor Emmanuel III) and queen; the background is a nature scene with a pine tree, mountains, and water

1915

B. Melina

Italian Book Co., 147 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y.

53 x 40
IT 36
  A Salonicco/Vittoriosa Avanzata degli Italiani/[At Salonica/The Italians victoriously advanced]

Image of a battle; Italian soldiers, in blue uniforms, are riding horses, firing rifles, wielding swords, and carrying the flag of Italy in a battle against soldiers of the Ottoman Empire, who are wearing red pants, white shirts, and red fezzes; in the body of water in the background ships firing at each other; overhead are planes; Ottoman soldiers are dead on the ground.

1911

F. Fanara, New York, N.Y.

39.5 x 52
IT 37
Italian WWI poster: Le Aspirazione dell'Italia Le Aspirazione dell'Italia/[The Desire of Italy]

Image of a queen sitting in her throne with a large sword across her lap; two Italian flags, with the coat of arms of the House of Savoy, are behind her throne, as is a soldier, with a cannon, who is peeking out and looking mischievous; the queen's throne is on a map of Italy; in a cloud at the foot of the queen is a solider flanked by Trento and Trieste. Trento is wearing a red dress. Trieste is wearing a yellow dress; there are soldiers in the background of the cloud; the French flag is on a map with four labeled points: Nizza, Savoja, Tunisi, and Corsica; a yellow flag, with a blackbird on it is on a map with three labeled points: Trento, Trieste, and Dalmazia; a flag at Malta is red with a red and white design in the top left corner

G. Diani

P. De Mauro, 23 Duane Street, Room 610, New York, N.Y.

42 x 52
IT 38
  Le Gesta del Suonatore di Mandolino/[The Deed of the Mandolin Player]

Image of a four-panel story. In the first panel, the sun (which has a face) is happy and Kaiser Francis Joseph is talking to a man wearing a white jacket, silver hat, red cape, and brown knee-high boots. An Englishman is in the left background wearing a red jacket, red hat, and red kilt. In the right background, a Bersagliere (Italian marksman), wearing all brown and a brown hat with many feathers, is approaching. A woman wearing a white blouse with a red skirt, green corset, multi colored apron, red shoes, and a white bonnet is about mid-frame. Consistently, houses and mountains are in the background. In the second panel, the Kaiser is grabbing the woman, and the Englishman is starting to twirl a lasso as the Bersagliere runs closer toward them; the sun looks angry. In the third panel, the Englishman has lassoed the man in white, and the Bersagliere has punched Francis Joseph, who is flying backwards; the sun looks less angry. In the fourth panel, the sun looks happier, the Bersagliere and the woman have their arms on each other's shoulders and are looking at each other lovingly, the Kaiser and the man in white are on the ground, and the Englishman is starting to move out of the frame.

Panel 1 reads:
Kaiser -- Attento Cecco! Il Bersagliere ha adocchiata la tua bella Trieste
Kaiser – Be careful Francis Joseph! The Italian Bersagliere has put eyes on your beautiful
Trieste
Inglese – Il Bersagliere vá a caccia di Trieste, ed io di Guglielmone.
Englishman – The Bersagliere is hunting for Trieste, and I will go for the Kaiser.

Panel 2 reads:
Cecco Becco – O mi acara Trieste non dar retia a quell suonatore di mandolin.
Francis Joseph – My dear Trieste don't pay any attention to that mandolin player.
Ingelese – Caro Guglielmone queasta volta non mi scapperal.
Englishman – My dear Kaiser, this time you will not get away from me.

Panel 3 reads:
Bersagliere – Vedi che il suonatore di mandolin sa suonare anche la gran-cassa?
Italian Bersagliere – (striking Francis Joseph) This will prove to you that a mandolin player is also a good drummer
Inglese – Finalmente l'ho acchiappato!
Englishman – At least I have caught him!

Panel 4 reads:
Bersagliere – Trieste cara, ora sei mia e per sempre!
Italian Bersagliere – My Dear Trieste – you now belong to me, and for ever
Inglese – Ecco la fine degli assassin.
Englishman – Here goes the finish of the world's enemies.

I.B. Co., New York, N.Y.

1916

51 x 38
IT 39
--

(same image as IT 39 but no printed text, title, date, etc.)

51 x 39
IT 40
  Regia Marina Italiana/[Italian Navy]

Image of men at a battleship with water and other boats; there are many sailors in the background; in the foreground, the following men are labeled from left to right: Capitano di Corvetta, Tenente di Vascello, Capitano di Fregata, Guardia Marina, Sottotenente di Vascello, Principe Ereditario, Duca degli Abruzzi Ammiraglio, S. M. Vittorio Emanuele III Re d'Italia, Duca di Genova Ammiraglio, Ministro della Marina Ammiraglio, Capitano di Vascello; an Italian flag with the coat of arms of the House of Savoy is flying on the ship.

I.B. Co., New York, N.Y.

1916

51 x 38
IT 41
Italian WWI poster: Guglielmo Marconi Guglielmo Marconi/Senatore del Regno d'Italia/Inventore del Telegrafo/senza fili/Brevettato/negli S. U./Uno dei membri della/Commissione Italiana/negli Stati Uniti/[Gugliemo Marconi Senator of the Kingdom of Italy inventor of the wireless telegraph patent in the U.S./One of the members of Italian Commission in the United States]

Image of an Italian flag with the coat of arms of the House of Savoy at the center; photo of Guglielmo Marconi bordered by radio wave towers

50 x 37.5
IT 42
  I Fondatori dell'Unita Italiana/[The Founders of Italian Unity]

Image of an Italian flag with the coat of arms of the House of Savoy encircled by five portraits (from bottom left clockwise) Cavour; Cialdini; Vittorio Emanuele II; Garibaldi; and Mazzini

40 x 33
IT 43
  Famiglia reale d'Italia col principe ereditario Umberto che inneggia a Trento e Trieste/Royal Italian Family with Trento e Trieste views/[Royal Family of Italy with the Crown Prince Umberto paying tribute to Trento and Trieste/Royal Italian Family with Trento and Trieste views]

Image of the Italian royal family (father, mother, three daughters, and a baby) on a red carpet on a balcony overlooking water with ships, buildings, and greenery; an eagle is carrying in its claws a ribbon edged in red and green with the words Trieste and Trento; many Italian flags are flying in the background; a boy, wearing black and many medals, is using his sword to point out towards the view while looking at the king who is looking at him while the rest of the family stares forward; an Italian flag with the coat of arms of the House of Savoy on it is prominently displayed behind the king

51.5 x 37.5
IT 44
  Finalmente!/Trieste e Trento Liberate/[At Last! Trieste and Trento freed]

Image of a woman draped in red over a white dress and a woman draped in blue over a white dress embracing in front of an Italian flag. The woman with red is wearing a crown and the woman with blue is wearing a white hood. hey are holding hands as the woman with blue rests her head on the woman with red's shoulder. A woman wearing a white billowing shirt over a draped purple skirt is lovingly gazing at them from a perch at their feet. Planes are flying in the sky, a star is shining above them, ships are in water, and soldiers and sailors lovingly gaze and gesture at each other. King Victor Emmanuel III is pictured smiling in a circle at the foreground with the coat of arms of the House of Savoy, leaves, and flags near the inset.

Martocci Bros., Litho, N.Y.
G. De Nicola, New York, N.Y.

1915

53 x 41
IT 45
  Alpini alla Baionetta/[Alpine Troops with Bayonets]

Image of an Italian flag with the coat of arms of the House of Savoy; alpine troops with bayonets in combat

50 x 37
IT 46
  Esercito Italiano/[Italian Troops]

Image of many soldiers (of all ranks) and horses in a large field where the Italian flag featuring the coat of arms of the House of Savoy is flying; approximately 40 soldiers are numbered and named under the illustration in a list, including the king, the official medic, and the official alpine soldier

R. Melina

Italian Book, Co., New York, N.Y.

1915

53 x 39
IT 47
  Trento e Trieste Invocano l'Aiuto d'Italia/[Trento and Trieste – Soliciting the Aid of Italy]

Image of a female knight, with the coat of arms of the House of Savoy on her armor, on a horse and holding the Italian flag, emerging from a cloud in the water as two women reach out for her from the shore; one of the women is wearing blue and white and the other, on her knees, is wearing red and white

Richard Cronin Italian Book Co., New York, N.Y.

1915

51.5 x 39
IT 48
  La Conquista del Bersagliere/[The Conquest of the Bersagliere]

Image of a Bersagliere, wearing black with red details and a large feather in his hat, kissing the forehead of a woman wearing a white-and-blue dress with a yellow draping flowing from the top of her head. They are flanked by two Italian flags featuring the coat of arms of the House of Savoy; in the corners of the poster are portraits of the king and the queen

B. Spano, 43 Oak Street, New York, N.Y.

53 x 37
IT 49
  La fine dell'imeratore degl impiccati!/Tragedia in 4 atti che si svolge sulla torre di S. Giusto a Trieste./[The End of the Emperor by Hanging! Tragedy in 4 acts taking place on the tower of Saint Giusto in Trieste.]

Image is a story in four panels. The panels feature a Bersagliere talking with his king, throwing off the Austrian flag, planting the Italian flag and throwing the Austrians from the roof of the tower, and then hanging the Austrians.

Panel 1 reads:
Re d'Italia: Bersagliere, vogliamo abbattere quella bandiera e piantarci la nostra? [Bersagliere, want to take down the flag and plant our own?]
Bersagliere: Maesta, che bell' idea!! [Magesty, what a great idea!!]

Panel 2 reads:
Bersagliere: (rivolto all'austriaco) Giu la bandiera, quel posto tocca a noi. [(addressing the Austrian) Down the flag, that position is ours.)
Austriaco: Prova a toccada, se sei buono. (Try to touch, if you could.)

Panel 3 reads:
Bersagliere: (mettendo in opera la minaccia) Giu tu, la tua, bandiera e anche il tuo imperatore. [(putting in place the threat) Down you, your flag, and even your emperor.]
Bersagliere: (parlando al Re) Maesta, io sostituisco il Tricolore all'aquila a due teste, favorite dar Voi il colpo di grazia all'impiccatore dei nostri patrioti. [(speaking to the king) Majesty, I substituted the Tricolor for the two headed eagle, favoring you to give the final blow the patriotic hangman.]

Panel 4 reads:
Bersagliere: (a Sua Maesta) Cecco Beppe. Impianto la forca, e sulla forca finira. [To His Majesty) Franz Joseph. Plant the gallows, and we will finish with the gallows.]

41 x 54.5
IT 50
  S.M., il Re, ai piedi del monumento a Vittorio Emanuele, II, presenti la regina elena, la regina margherita, i principi ed i ministri./[H.M. the King, at the foot of the monument to Victor Emanuel II, presenting the Queen Elena, the Queen Margherita, the princes and ministers.]

Image of the king and his family at a ceremony receiving a tattered Italian flag with the coat of arms of the House of Savoy on it in front of a large white building with a gold statue of a man riding a horse on top and an angel, dressed in white, flying to and touching the statue.

K & M Lithographing Co., New York, N.Y.

Pietro de Mauro, 191-193 Grand Street, New York, NY

60 x 49
IT 51
  L'Italia, i Fautori della Sua Unita e Della Sua Crescente Grandezza/[Italy, Protector of Its Unity and of Its Growing Greatness]

Image of a woman dressed in white, wearing a crown and draped with the Italian flag, sitting on a throne; a lion rests at her feet; her dress features the coat of arms of the House of Savoy; men all around her throne are revering her; inset at the bottom middle: a political map of Italy and the coat of arms of the House of Savoy; two circular portrait insets: upper left, Vittorio Emanuele II; upper right, Vittorio Emanuele III. Under the illustration, the following names are listed: S.E.B. Cairoli, Gen. Cialdini, S.E.G. Zanardelli, G. Mazzini, S.E.F. Crispi, Gen. Lamarmora, G. Garibaldi, S.M. Umberto 1st Re. D'Italia, S.E. Conte C. Cavour, S.A.R. Il Duca Degli Abruzzi, S.E. Gen. L. Caneva, S.E. Spingardi, Amm. U. Cagni, S.E.G. Giolitti, S.E.L. Cattolica, Gen. G. Fara, S.E. Borea D'Olno, S.E. Gen. Ameglio, Amm. Aubry, S.E. Mar. di San Giuliano.

K.&M. Litho Co., New York, N.Y.

Manhattan Publishing Co., 23 Duane Street, Room 303, New York, N.Y.

49 x 64.5
IT 52
Italian WWI poster: L'Eroica Difensa di Verdun L'Eroica Difensa di Verdun/[The Heroic Defense of Verdun]

Image of a battle; many soldiers, dressed in blue jackets with red pants and red hats, are using cannons, bayonets, guns, and trench warfare against soldiers in muted grey uniforms; in the background, cities are on fire and blimps are falling from the sky after being hit; one of the soldiers in blue and red is holding a French flag

Italian Book Co., 147 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y.

1916

45 x 62
IT 53
  Nuove pagini gloriose/del Risorgimento Italiano/[Glorious new page of Italian unification]

Image of a woman in a white dress, wearing a crown and a necklace of the coat of arms of the House of Savoy, is standing with a sword of roughly her height; close to her, peering out from the left, is a lion; at her feet lies dead a double-headed bird holding a shield with the flag of Austria on it; to her right are two kneeling women reaching out in adoration; one is wearing a red dress and the other is wearing a green dress; in the background are water and mountains; in the sky is a blonde angel, in a pink dress, reading; portraits: Generalissimo Luigi Cadorna, Duca D'Aosta, Vittorio Emanuele III, Duca Dec Abrussi

R. Melina

De Mauro & Giovinne
189 Grand Street
New York, NY

New-Art Lithographic Company, Inc., 23-25 E. 26th Street, New York, N.Y.

1916

61 x 50.5
IT 54
Italian WWI poster: La Pace Italo-Turca La Pace Italo-Turca/[The Italian-Turkish Peace]

Image of, at right, white-robed Turks bowing, in surrender, to the Italians; at left, a woman, dressed in a white-and-red dress with a cape and crown, holds the Italian flag which contains the coat of arms of the House of Savoy; she is labeled "Italia"; she is shaking hands with a smiling woman who is wearing big green pants, red shoes, a red shirt, a pink sash around her middle, and a white-blue-and-gold fabric draped over her head and arms; Her left hand is holding the Turkish flag and she is labeled "Turchia"; the following are listed at the bottom as being portrayed in the image (from left to right): Maometta V/Gran Sult. Dell'Imp. Ottomano, Vice-Amm. Viale, Enver Bey, S. M. Witt. Emanuele III/Re d'Italia, Vice-Amm. Faravelli, S. A. R. Duca Degli Abruzzi, Gen. G. Fara; in the background is a white castle with a shining starburst and soldiers dressed in brown in the background; soldiers in the mid-ground are smiling and mingling

G.I. Carlino

Rossetti Litho & Printing Co., New York, N.Y.

46 x 58
IT 55
  L'Entrata Vittoriosa delle Truppe Italiane in Gorizia/9 Agosto 1916 / [The Victorious Entry of the Italian Troops into Gorizia/9 August 1916]

Image of soldiers fighting and dying in the background, some being stabbed with bayonets; soldiers in green uniforms and soldiers in blue uniforms are all running towards some sort of brick structure in the background which has an Italian flag with the coat of arms of the House of Savoy flying at the top; in the foreground are two sets of three men: Francesco Giuseppe/Generalissimo Austriaco/aiutante di campo; Vittorio Emanuele III; Generalissimo Cadorna/aiutante di campo; Francesco Giuseppe has his head hung, while Victor Emanuel has his hand proudly across his heart

R. Melina

Rossotti Litho. Co., New York, N.Y.

50 x 60
IT 56
  L'Entrata Vittoriosa delle Truppe Italiane in Gorizia/9 Agosto 1916[The Victorious Entry of the Italian Troops into Gorizia/9 August 1916]

[Same Image as IT 56 but with the left, right, and bottom bordered trimmed off]

R. Melina

Rossotti Litho. Co., New York, N.Y.

44.5 x 50
IT 57
  "Le forze d'Italia guidate dal Re Vittorio Emanuele III catturano la bandiera Austriaca nelle pianure di Trieste."/["The Italian forces lead by King Victor Emanuel III capturing the Austrian flags on the plains of Trieste."]

Image of a battle. Italian soldiers, wearing blue uniforms with blue hats, are advancing against Austrian soldiers, wearing light green, and capturing the Austrian flag; many of the Austrians are injured or dead; in the foreground is an Italian soldier with a knife standing over an Austrian solder; the Italian soldiers greatly outnumber the Austrians; two Italian flags featuring the coat of arms of the House of Savoy are flying in the background; some Italian soldiers have horses and there are Italian blimps in the air; water and explosions are in the background.

Harry A. Waldron, Boston, Mass.

1915

52 x 68
IT 58
  All united for liberty!/Tutti Uniti per la Liberta!

Image of Woodrow Wilson, at a podium, giving a speech to a crowd in front of the White House with two hanging American flags; images of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are coming out of clouds in the sky; the image of Wilson is bordered by, starting in the top left corner and going clockwise, images of King George V of England; a larger piece across the top center of the flags of the allied countries along with a portrait-sized circle of the Statue of Liberty flanked by two smaller circles featuring Gen. Pershing and Col. Roosevelt with a ribbon strung between the three that reads "The world must be made safe for democracy"; King Victor Emanuel III of Italy; President R. Poincare of France; King Albert of Belgium; Czar Ferdinand I of Romania; General L. Cadorna of Italy; General Brusiloff of Russia; a larger piece in the middle at the bottom that is bordered by snakes and a devil and contains imagery of a nurse being shot by a firing squad, ships and buildings burning, and people being hanged with four tiny portrait circles containing (from left to right) Mohammed V, Sultan of Turkey; William II, Emperor of Germany; Charles I, Emperor of Austria-Hungary; and Ferdinand I, King of Bulgaria; Marshal Haig; Marshal Toffre; Emperor Yoshi Kito of Japan; King Peter of Serbia; Minister F. Kerensky of Russia.

Italian Book Co., 147 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y.

1917

51.5 x 66
IT 59
  L'Eroe Alpino/Un valoroso alpino, con audacia incredibile, si fa dai compagni calare con una fune in un precipizio, ed a colpi di fucile fa strage del nemico, ritornando salvo fra i suoi/[The Alpine Hero/A valiant alpine, with incredible audacity, descending himself with a rope over a precipice, gunshots slaughtering the enemy, returning safely to his]

Image of an Italian soldier, dressed in green, using a rope to dangle on a small rock perch to fire at enemies on the ground; his fellow soldiers are watching from the cliff above; the enemy soldiers are wearing blue; many of them have fallen dead; on the background is a mountain with an Italian flag with the coat of arms of the House of Savoy on it.

Italian Book Co., 147 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y.

1916

66 X 48
IT 60
  Viva l'Italia/[Long live Italy]

Image of two women, one holding the flag of Italy and one holding the Turkish flag, toasting with martini glasses; beneath them, an Italian Bersagliere is shaking hands with a Turkish soldier; the top of the illustration has, connected by leaves with the coat of arms of the House of Savoy and the Turkish flag in the middle, King Victor Emmanuel III and the King of Turkey; under the portrait of Victor Emmanuel is the phrase "Il Vincitore" / [The Winner]; under the portrait of the King of Turkey is the phrase "Il Vinto" / [The Vanquished]

Italian Book Co., 147 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y.

1913

55.5 x 40
IT 61
  L'Italia la Sua Forza ed i Suoi Figli/Italy, Her Power and Few of Her Sons

Image of a political map of Italy; in the top left corner is the coat of arms of the House of Savoy; in the top right corner is the image of two children feeding off the milk of an animal with the letters SPQR; portraits: Cristoforo Colombo, labeled "il grande coraggioso scopritore"; Giuseppe Verdi, labeled "grande genio musicale"; Guglielmo Marconi, labeled "Gloria dell' inventore supreme"; Vittorio Emanuele III; also tiny portraits of the Italian queen and princesses

J.I. Carlino

Rossotti Lithographing Co., New York, N.Y.

Paolo Bologneses Office, 192 Grand Street, c/o Grauso Music Store, New York, N.Y.

58.5 x 42.5
IT 62
Italian WWI poster: Trieste Italiana Trieste Italiana/[Italian Trieste]

Image of a celebration and parade; arches reading "Trieste Italiana" are in the middle of the road; a procession of soldiers, wearing armor and on horses, are passing under the arches; people line the sides of the streets and are on balcony and window spaces; there are Italian flag ribbons and colors all over the scene, including as confestti on the ground; also prominently displayed throughout the scene is the coat of arms of the House of Savoy.

63 x 89
IT 63
  La Commissione Italiana a Washington D.C./[The Italian Commission in Washington, D.C.]

Image of an Italian flag with the coat of arms of the House of Savoy with a photograph of the Italian Commission in the center:: S.E. Borsarelli, G. Marconi, Ferdinando di Savoia, Francesco S. Nitti, Augusto Ciufelli, Enrico Arlotta

50.5 x 37.5
IT 64
  Evviva l'Italia – Madre di Civilita/[Long Live Italy – Mother of Civilization]

Image of a woman, wearing the Italian flag as a dress, with a shield featuring the coat of arms of the House of Savoy and ready to pull her sword out of her belt if necessary; in the background are other women soldiers fighting (the shield of one woman contains what appears to be the British flag) as a man and child and someone else lay dead on the ground; at the man's hand is a large crucifix; a man with long blonde hair and a hat with two wings is wielding snakes and a torch with fire; all of the women have their swords pointed at him

50 x 38.5
IT 65
  Assalto e Presa di Gorizia/L'esercito italiano al comanda del duca d'aosta e del Re. entra in Gorizia conquistata./Passando per un tunnel improvvisato sotta le inaccessibili montagne.[Assault and Capture of Gorizia/The Italian army under the command of the Duke of Aosta and the King enters conquered Gorizia. Passing through an improvised tunnel under the inaccessible mountains.]

Image of soldiers wearing grey jackets stabbing each other with bayonets; many soldiers lay dead on the ground; the background features mountains, one of which has the Italian flag on top; there are explosions all over the background and the town in the distance is burning; cannons are firing; the Austrian flag is being pulled out of the ground and another soldier is running over with the Italian flag

Italian Book Co., 147 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y.

1916

52.5 x 65
IT 66
  Wilson's Proclamation

Image of President Woodrow Wilson giving a proclamation on an outside terrace; he is flanked by a soldier on the left and a sailor on the right; a large American flag takes up most of the sky area; in the background is the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline inside an orange sun with visible rays; the sky also has the faces of what appears to be Garibaldi, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln with another man's face to the left of Garibaldi; in the mid-ground are personification of countries and their flags, all labeled (from left to right): Portugal, Roumania, Russia, France, Belgium, Montenegro, England, Italy, Servia, Japan.

Italian Book Co., New York, N.Y.

1917

52 x 38
IT 67
Italian WWI poster: La Conquista del Monte Nero La Conquista del Monte Nero/Strepitosa vittoria italiana/[The Conquest of Montenegro/Resounding Italian Victory]

Image of soldiers wearing green uniforms, one of whom is holding an Italian flag, looking over the side of a cliff and firing in the direction of soldiers wearing blue uniforms and mustered around the Austrian flag; many of the Austrian soldiers lay dead in the foreground

41.5 x 51.5
IT 68
Italian WWI poster: L'Eroica Morte del Generale... L'Eroica Morte del Generale Cantore per la presa di Trento e Trieste/[The Heroic Death of General Cantore for the conquest of Trento and Trieste]

Image of the death of General Cantore on his horse in battle; many soldiers lay dead in the foreground, and soldiers in the background are scattered over trails up a mountain.

48.5 x 65
IT 69
  La Presa della Seconda Bandiera Austriaca/Il soldato Giuseppe Erba di Frascati, conquista la seconda bandiera austriaca sotto gli occhi del Re, guadagnando la medaglia al valore/[The Storming of the second Austrian flag/The soldier Giuseppe Erba di Frascati, winning the second Austrian flag under the eyes of the King, earning the medal of valor]

Image of a battle between Italian and Austrian soldiers; one of the Italian soldiers, presumably Giuseppe Erba di Frascati, has grabbed the Austrian flag; many Austrian soldiers are wounded or dead; explosions are occurring all around the Austrian soldiers.

Italian Book Co., 147 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y.

48 x 64.5
IT 70
  L'Italia con la Triplice Intesa contro la tirannide degli imperi centrali/Italy Allied with the Triple Entente fighting the Central Empires

Image of three soldiers on horses wielding swords as they travel down a dirt road; many soldiers are marching along roads in the background; the Central Empires are personified at the bottom right, looking on at the well-ranked soldiers on the horses; the left side of the image has four women in flowing dresses yielding swords; portraits at top (from left to right): George V, M. Raymond Poincare, Vittorio Emanuele III, and Nicholas II.

G.I. Carlino

Rossotti Lithographing Co.

45.5 x 60
IT 71
  La Granda Offensiva Italiana su Carso/Nella regione di Plava le truppe Italiane al commando del Re dopo aver distrutto colle loro potenti artiglierie le trincee nemiche, lo mettono in fuga, facenda prigionieri migliaia di Austriaci/[The Great Italian Offensive on the Carso/In the region of Plava Italian troops under the command of the King after destroying the enemy trenches with their powerful, put them on the run, and make thousands of Austrians prisoners.]

Image of a battle; many Italian soldiers, wearing blue uniforms, are overwhelming soldiers in green uniforms; many men are on the ground; mountains in the background; mid-ground has water with land bridges and horses swimming across the water

Italian Book Co., 147 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y.

1916

50 x 65
IT 72
Italian WWI poster: Avanti Savoia Avanti Savoia/[Forward Savoy]

Image of an Italian flag with the coat of arms of the House of Savoy at the center; soldiers looking ahead with bayonets and possibly in combat

50.5 x 37.5
IT 73
  Avanti Savoia/[Forward Savoy]

Image is a portrait of the Italian royal family with men, including the king, in military uniforms, in the back row; women sitting; and the small girls sitting in front of the women; left of the portrait is the Italian flag and portraits of Christopher Columbus and G. Garibaldi on the bottom; right of the portrait is the American flag and portraits of George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt; under the images. across the bottom, are the names of many of the people in the family portrait

B. Spano, New York, N.Y.

45 x 56
IT 74
  La Grande Offensiva Italiana/La presa di monte cucco e di monte vodice/9650 austriaci fatti prigionieri. 45 cannoni catturati./[The Great Italian Offensive/The conquest to capture the mountain and mountain vodice. 9650 Austrians captured. 45 cannons captured.]

Image of a battle; soldiers in blue uniforms against men in green uniforms; many men (mostly green uniforms) are on the ground dying; cannons are overturned; there are explosions everywhere; most soldiers are using bayonets.

Italian Book Co., New York, N.Y.

1917

50 x 62
IT 75
  United For Victory

Image of two photographs: (1) President Wilson; (2) the Italian Commission: S.E. Borsarelli, G. Marconi, Ferdinando di Savoia, Francesco S. Nitti, Augusto Ciufelli, Enrico Arlotta.

Rossotti Lithographing Co., New York, N.Y.

61 x 45
IT 76
  Alba di Gloria e Tramonto di Tirannia/[Dawn of Glory and Setting of Tyranny]

Image of a battle; soldiers in blue uniforms are engaging soldiers in grey uniforms in hand-to-hand combat and with bayonets; the field appears to just be mud, and quite a few soldiers are dead on the ground with blood coming out of them; at the lower right is an image of Victor Emmanuel III standing in front of the flags of Italy, France, England, and another country; his arm is pointing out at the battlefield as he stares steely-eyed ahead; a woman in a red dress with long blonde hair is grasping at him; her feet are in shackles; on the ground beside them is an old man who is also in shackles and is pulling an Italian flag out of his partially opened white shirt; in the background is a city; the sky features a sunset with an angel, wearing armor, flying, her lower half fading off into the flag of Italy; in the top right is the head of an old man [Garibaldi?] on the body of a giant bird with huge talons

Martocci Bros. Litho., New York, N.Y.

46 x 55
IT 77
  The Fearful Giants Overrun by the Messengers of Peace and Justice

Image of a woman dressed in an American flag, holding an American flag in her right hand, riding in a chariot led by four white horses; the horses are trampling four men, one of whom is wearing a fez of the flag of Turkey; to the right are military men with the flags of Italy, England, and France; in the background are boats in the water and planes; in the sky are three circular portraits carried by an eagle: Woodrow Wilson, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln

New-Art Litho Co., New York, N.Y.

E. Giovine, 189 Grand Street, New York, N.Y.

50 x 60
IT 78
Italian WWI poster: La Lotta fra Italia e Austria La Lotta fra Italia e Austria/[The Battle Between Italy and Austria]

Image is a three-panel story:
Panel 1: An old man dressed in yellow with a black double-headed bird on the rear of the outfit and weird bulges on his legs looking at a very muscular but very tiny man who only comes to about his knees and is only wearing small red undergarments that features the coat of arms of the House of Savoy. Four men are watching from behind a wall almost like an audience at an event. A horse with a pointy hat is behind the old man. The poster reads:
Un vecchio sfidato mezzo mondo/[An old man defied half the world]
Tu cosi piccolo vuoi lottare con me/[You are so small, you want to fight me?]

Panel 2: The tiny man has turned into a large muscular man and has the old man by the neck. The poster reads:
Lo sbaglio di Cecco Beppe/[The mistake of Cecco Beppe]
Lasciami – Lasciami/[Let me, let me]
Che mi strangolo/[I strangle]

Panel 3: The tiny man from panel 1 who evolved into the large muscular man of Panel 2 is standing victoriously with his arms crossed across his chest and his left foot on the old man's body. The horse is beside him bucking at the viewer. The poster reads:
L'eroe Bersagliere/[The hero Bersagliere]
Ti lascero quando mi ho preso Trento e Treiste/[You'll leave when I've got Trento and Trieste]

Martocci Bros. Litho, New York, N.Y.

40 x 58
IT 79
Italian WWI poster: Entrata Trionfale delle Truppe Italiane in Trieste Entrata Trionfale delle Truppe Italiane in Trieste/[Triumphant Entry of Italian Troops into Trieste]

Image of Italian troops entering Trieste; in the foreground soldiers, with their right arms raised, are walking; other soldiers stand in formation; in the background is a bay and the houses of a town; the ships in the bay are flying Italian flags; some of the soldiers have Italian flags; in the sky is a women wearing a white dress with the crest of the House of Savoy at center; she is holding a large Italian flag in her right hand; behind her is a starburst; above the woman are the words "Pace Prosperita Progresso" [Peace, Prosperity, and Progress]

This poster appears to have been trimmed at the top and bottom.

36.5 x 50
IT 80
  La Fine dei Barbari/The End of the Barbarians

Image of flags and portraits surrounding a central image of a woman dressed in the Italian flag, which she is wearing as a dress, and a gold, textured bodice; Italian-flag-colored ribbons are coming off her right shoulder and she is wearing a crown; at her feet are two mostly nude men with mustaches; the man on her left is wearing black, knee-high boots with nothing else; the woman is pulling his hair to the extent that his head has tilted up; the man on her right is mostly covered by her and her dress, but her hand is also in his hair; there are portraits of Woodrow Wilson; Vittorio "Emauel" III, d'Italia; Re George V, d'Inghelterra; Re Albert del Belgium; and Raymond Poincare della France; each man has the flag of his respective flag coming out from behind his portrait

R. Aiello, Brooklyn, N.Y.

1917

51.5 x 38
IT 81
  La Rivendicazione dei Martiri/[The Vindication of the Martyrs]

Image of a woman, dressed in an Italian flag that is draped over a black dress, holding a very large sword, and standing on a large dead black bird that is on top of a yellow cloth; the woman is standing on white steps next to a white, stone throne emblazoned with the coat of arms of the House of Savoy; Bbehind the woman is a body of water; in the sky are three portraits beneath a banner on which is written "La Rivendicazione dei Martiri"; the portraits are labeled S.M. Vittorio Emanuel, Re d'Italia; S.A.R. Il Duca D'Austa, La Rivendicazione dei Martiri; in the sky are portraits of V. Emanuele II; G. Garibaldi; G. Mazzini; G. Oberdan; and G. Battisti

Melina

51 x 39
IT 82
  United For Liberty

Image of two rather suggestively dressed women holding hands and looking at the viewer; the woman on the left is wearing the American flag as a dress, with most of her chest and legs out; she is blonde and has red/pink roses in her hair and in her arm; the woman on the right is wearing an Italian flag as a dress and also has most of her chest and legs out; she is a brunette; there are pink/red roses at the bare feet of the women and many birds; the background is a water scene with a combination of American and Italian landmarks in the skyline

Italian Book Co., New York, N.Y.

1917

52 x 38.5
IT 83
  Guerra Italo-Austriaca–La Grande Battaglia di Monfalcone/Il Re noncurante del pericolo fa compiere ai soui valorosi soldati atti di vero eroismo./[Italo-Austrian War–The Great Battle of Monfalcone/ The King, heedless of danger, performs for his brave soldiers true acts of heroism.]

Image of Italian soldiers on a battlefield; at the center, a soldier in a green uniform with a brown knapsack, is sticking an Italian flag into the ground and looking out at the viewer; below him, a soldier in a blue shirt with beige pants and black boots is lighting a cannon; in the foreground, two soldiers, using binoculars, and another soldier are walking towards the man lighting the cannon; soldiers in green uniforms are readying bayonets; in the background soldiers are firing canons and looking with binoculars; everyone is on a hilly, grass-covered area; in the distance are water, planes, and ships

Italian Book Co., 147 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y.

1915

49 x 68
IT 84
Italian WWI poster: La Guerra Europea La Guerra Europea/Difesa Di Liegi/Battaglia 6 Agosto 1914/I Tedeschi battuti e messi in fuga dal Fucco del forti e dalla cavalleria Belga/[The European War/Defense of Liege/Battle of August 6, 1914/ The Germans defeated and put to flight by Fucco the Strong and the Belgian cavalry]

Image of a battle; soldiers on horses with cannons; the soldiers on the right are wearing green uniforms and the soldiers on the left, on horses, are wearing blue uniforms; both groups are set to charge each other with swords; the field between them is small but has a few explosions; at the top is the image of a woman wearing a white dress and draped in red; she is labeled "La legion d'onore alla citta di Liegi"; she is flanked by three portraits on each side: Giorgio V, Re d'Inghilterra e Imper. Delle Indie; Poincare, President Rep. Francese; Re Alberto del Belgio; L'imperatore Guglielmo II; Imp. Francesco Giuseppe d'Austria; and Lo. Czar. Nicola II; in the bottom right is a political map of Belgium with Liege labeled

Ediz Vedova Ceccoli & Figli Via Tommaso Caravita, Naples, Italy

DeLuca & Co., Naples, Italy

45 x 61
IT 85
  La Pace, Come la Vogliono gli Alleati/[Peace, As the Allies Want It]

Image of men in black suits drawing up a peace treaty in the left corner. In the center, a group of men are up two steps, standing and looking out. These men are labeled at the bottom of the illustration and are (from left to right): Alessandro Prine, Reggente di Serbia; S.M. Vittorio Emanuele III, Re d'Italia; S.E. Raimondo Poincare, Pres. Della Republica Francese; S.M. Giorgio V, Re d'Inghilterra e delle Indie; S.M. Nicola II, Imperatore di Russia; S.M. Alberto I, Re de Belgio; S.M. Nicola I, Re del Montenegro. Down a step from these men with his arms crossed is Uncle Sam. Looking at these men from the floor are three labeled men (from left to right): S.M. Guglielmo II, Re di Prussia e Imperatore di Germania; S.M. Francesco Giuseppe II, Imperatore d'Austria e Re de Ungheria; S.M. Maometto V, Sultano di Turchia. The top of the illustration (in the white border area surrounding the illustration itself) reads in English, the bottom in Italian, the right in Russian, and the left in French.

Italian Book Co., 147 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y.

Martocci Bros. Litho, New York, N.Y.

1915

45 x 58
IT 86
  Guerra Italo-Austriaca/Il re alla testa delle sue valorose truppe nella eroica battaglia per la presa di Trieste./[Italo-Austrian War/The king at the head of his valiant troops in the heroic battle for the capture of Trieste.]

Image of a battle; in the foreground are soldiers on horses; on the left side of the poster, Italian soldiers far outnumber the Austrian soldiers; swarms of men are at the ready and men on horses have already started the attack with guns and swords; on the right side of the poster many men are lying injured or dead on the ground; horses have fallen and there are numerous red bursts of explosions; in the background are war ships and biplanes

Martocci Bros. Litho, New York, N.Y.

49 x 59
IT 87
  La Commissione Italiana e i Suoi Alleati/[The Italian Commission and Their Allies]

Image of portrait of Woodrow Wilson at center the center of the poster; a large eagle is under the Wilson portrait; Wilson's portrait is surrounded by portraits of (from twelve o'clock and then clockwise): Arthur James Balfour, Guglielmo Marconi, On. Franc. Saverio Nitti, On. Augusto Ciufelli, Marshal Joffre, Marc. Luigi Bursarelli, Enrico Arlotta, and S.A.R. Il Principe di Udine; also pictured are the flags of the United States, Italy, France, and England

Italian Book Co., 147 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y.

1917

52 x 38
IT 88
  Le Tentazioni dell'Italia/[The Temptation of Italy]

Image of Italy portrayed as a blonde woman wearing a white blouse with a long blue skirt and an Italian flag sash around her hips; to her right is France (labeled by a sash around his midsection) wearing a deep blue suit and gesturing towards water; in the water is a boat labeled "Allies" in which Russia and an old man are sitting ; on her left is a man labeled Germany wearing a military outfit and holding a sword; he is gesturing towards a car that contains Austria; the car is a red with a yellow front section labeled Trento e Trieste.

G. Diani

48 x 57
IT 89
  The United States Against the Barbarians/Gli Stati Uniti Contro i Barbari

Image of President Woodrow Wilson flanked by two groups of people in front of the New York skyline and waterfront. Behind Wilson, in the sky that features a setting sun, a woman, in a white dress, labeled "Columbia," holding an American flag, is emerging. At the bottom of the illustration are the names of some of the notable people illustred; on the left are (left to right): Canada; Australia; Es Erciti Degli Alleati; Yoshi-Kito, Imperatore del Giappone; Nicola II, Imperatore delle Russie; Giorgio V, Re d'Inghilterra; Poincare R., Presidente della Republica Francese; on the right are (left to right): Guglielmo II, Imperatore dei Barbari; Carlo I, Imperatore d'Autria; Ferdinando I, Czar dei Bulgari; Maometto V, Sultano della Turchia; Escerciti delle Potenze Centrali. At the feet of the men on the right are women, labeled Belgium, Romania, and Serbia, lying dead on the ground; Montenegro is also portrayed as a woman on the ground, but she is alive and breastfeeding a small child. In the background is a ship labeled "Marina Ed Esercito degli Stati Uniti."

Italian Book Co., 147 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y.

1917

51 x 64
IT 90
Italian WWI poster: The Mortal Blow The Mortal Blow = ! "Uncle Sam" Ready to Revenge the Lusitania's Victims/Il Colpo Mortale = ! "Uncle Sam" Pronto a Vendicare le Vittime del Lusitania

Image of eagles, marked Navy (top left) and Army (top right), flanking massed flags (England, Italy, Japan, Turkey, France, Belgium). The image is divided into two panels. On the left, Uncle Sam is throwing a barrel at a man in a military uniform with a pointy hat (Germany?) holding a sword that says "strength" and standing in front of a multitude of cannons and other large, military equipment. The barrel is labeled "$7,000,000,000 in Defense of Liberty and Justice." A ship is sinking in the background. On the right, the man with the pointy hat has fallen and all of his equipment is ruined as Uncle Sam stands sternly looking at him as what appear to be the allegorical representations of other countries applaud him from beneath the Statue of Liberty. The sun is ringing and ships are in the water.

Italian Book Co., New York, N.Y.

1917

51 x 65
IT 91
  Image of two women, allegorical representations of England and the United States, each carrying her country's flag. England is wearing a white dress with gold details and a blue-and-gold cape and a gold crown. The dress of the United States is an American flag and she is wearing an American flag-patterned hat. The women are on a grassy area overlooking houses and water. In the water in front of the sunset is the Statue of Liberty and a castle.

51 x 38
IT 92
[Duplicate of IT 92] IT 93
  Image of Asian soldiers fighting European soldiers; in the background dragon statues and Asian architecture; the scene is total, brutal chaos

Fritz Neumann
IT 94
  Image of Italian soldiers fighting with soldiers wearing fezes amid palm trees and sand; in the background are water and ships; one of the soldiers wearing a fez is dead on the ground; some of the Italian soldiers at the center of the image are manning a cannon together; some soldiers are on horses and there is an Italian flag

Penciled note on verso: "not war poster."

31 x 42
IT 95
  Four images: (1) at the bottom of the poster is an image of Italian ships on the water; (2) at the top left is a portrait of King Victor Emmanuel III, in his military uniform, superimposed on an Italian flag; (3) at the top right is a portrait of an unidentified man, also superimposed on an Italian flag; (4) in between the two portraits is the image of sailors at attention while the man on the right of the poster shakes hands with the King

Richard Cronin

1915

39 x 51
IT 96
  Image of the Italian royal family with two women, representing Trento and Trieste, at their feet. The king, Victor Emmanuel III, in his military uniform, is at the far left standing behind some of his children; two of the princesses are sitting in front of him; on the far left is a red-haired princess wearing white and holding a bouquet of red roses; next to her is a brunette princess wearing orange and holding the baby of the royal family on her lap. The queen, wearing a pink gown, is next to this princess, sitting in a large red-and-gold throne; at her feet, a woman with a sash labeled "Trento," wearing a red-and-orange dress, is on her knees kissing the Queen's hand; next to this woman is another woman, wearing a blue dress, also on her knees, labeled "Trieste"; she is looking adoringly at the queen; standing next to the queen and with his hand on the Italian flag is the prince wearing a blue sailor uniform; sitting to the right of him is another red-haired princess wearing blue and holding pink roses

50.5 x 37
IT 97
  Il Parto Patriottico d'Italia/[The Patriotic Birth of Italy]

Image of a woman, wearing white, sitting up in a white bed that features the coat of arms of the House of Savoy on the sheets; she is wearing a crown and olive leaves; around her bed, three soldiers are holding tiny little women labeled Trento, Trieste, and Gorizia; flanking the bed are images of the queen, on the left, and Victor Emmanuel III, on the right; in the background, a country landscape with a sun, labeled "Liberta!," is rising over the hills

Italian Book Co., 147 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y.

1916

50 x 37
IT 98
  Image is a portrait of the royal family of Italy above an image of navy officers, on a ship, looking out at the water; there is another boat, with Italian flags flying, in the water as well

52.5 x 37
IT 99
  Balkan War

Image is ac haotic scene of soldiers in red and grey uniforms largely lying on the ground injured; the terrain is mountainous and features many explosions and rocks; in the background, the flag of Turkey flies on a hill

Printed in Germany.

1912

39.5 x 51.5
IT 100
  Image of a battle in which the soldiers on the left are wearing blue/grey jackets, red pants, and red fezes, and the soldiers on the right are wearing all blue/grey and some are wearing pointy hats; the men on the right are firing guns and the men on the left appear to be charging with bayonets; in the center are dead soldiers on the ground; in the background there are men and horses on the ground, a town on fire, cannons, etc.

31 x 42
IT 101
  Image of two women, labeled "Trento" and "Trieste," being welcomed by the Italian royal family; the woman labeled "Trento" is wearing a dress that has a white blouse with a green midsection and a blue skirt; the woman labeled "Trieste" is wearing a dress that has a white blouse with a red midsection and an orange skirt; they are holding a blanket that looks like the Italian flag; the king, Victor Emmanuel III, is wearing his military outfit and has his right arm extended in front of him towards the women in a welcoming manner; the king is surrounded by other men in military uniforms and women in beautiful gowns; in the background, an angel is putting grape leaves on the head of a soldier who is kneeling before her.

50 x 37
IT 102
  Image of the king of Italy, Victor Emmanuel III, leading officers and men of the Italian army; some of the men, including the king, are on horseback; a few of the multitude of men on foot behind the men on horses are holding Italian flags; at top left is the coat of arms of the House of Savoy; at top right is a wolf being suckled by two men and the letters S.P.Q.R.

Richard Cronin

1915

49 X 37.5
IT 103
  Balkan War

Image is a chaotic scene with soldiers, wearing red uniforms, on a mountainous, residential terrain fighting; in the background there is smoke and buildings on fire, as well as many soldiers dead or wounded on the ground

Printed in Germany.

1912

39 x 51
IT 104
  Patria Amore/[Fatherland Love]

Image is a collage of soldiers and women in love, woven together through the imagery of greenery; on the left and right sides of the poster are small images of two Italian flags under the coat of arms of the House of Savoy; the one on the left is labeled "Patria"; the one on the right is labeled "Amore"; from the top left and clockwise, a sailor is being offered flowers by a woman, a soldier is holding hands with a woman, a soldier is kissing a woman, and a soldier is lovingly caressing a woman; at center, a woman is pouring wine for a another woman.

J. Abys

Italian Book Co.

1914

53 x 40
IT 105
  Trento e Trieste/[Trent and Trieste]

Image is an allegorical representation of Italy as a warrior woman; she is a brunette wearing gold armor over a blue dress and holding a very large Italian flag; above her is a star; her right hand is swinging a sword that is cutting across the sky; emerging from a sun at the left of the poster, two women, in draped white gowns, are walking towards the viewer under the words "Trento e Trieste"; Under the allegorical Italy there are three portraits: Vittorio Emanuele III Re d'Italia; Regina Elena; and Principe Ereditario; in the background are wounded soldiers in a field

J. Abys

Italian Book Co., 147 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y.

1914

55 x 41
IT 106
  Image of an extremely tall Uncle Sam playing ring-around-the-rosie with children and smiling down at them; the children are labeled with the names of European countries (starting from 12 o'clock and going clockwise): Turkey is wearing a brown outfit with a red fez; Greece is wearing a brown dress; Servia is wearing a pink dress; Italy is wearing what almost appears to be a safari outfit and is holding an Italian flag; France, facing the viewer, is wearing a light blue dress with a yellow apron; England is wearing an orange suit jacket with a top hat and is holding a big black book and smiling at Uncle Sam; Russia is facing the viewer and wearing a light blue dress; Poland is wearing a red shirt and a brown cap, pants, and cape; Germany is wearing a gold, pointy hat, and a billowing brown jacket; and Austria is wearing a light-blue military uniform; the only child/country not holding hands in the circle is Belgium, who is grabbing on to Uncle Sam's leg as he pets her hair.

50.5 x 37
IT 107
  Image of soldiers gathering for an attack; the soldiers are wearing dark-blue shirts and hats; many are riding horses

Richard Cronin

1915

39 x 50
IT 108
  Image of a battle with many uniforms and flags; a general depiction of the chaos and death of war.

31.5 x 42
IT 109
  Image of a battle; in the center foreground, a soldier is riding a horse and wielding a knife; his back is to the viewer and he is wearing a white jacket and a large, black hat; to the right, soldiers in the same white jackets are marching with bayonets; soldiers in blue uniforms are bleeding on the ground; there is destruction and fire in the background

31 x 42
IT 110
  Image is a portrait of the Italian royal family looking at the viewer from a balcony that overlooks Italy

Italian Book Co., 147 Mulberry Street, New York, N.Y.

1915

51.5 x 38
IT 111
  Image of a parade of soldiers with blue-and-white flags; the soldiers are on horseback and wearing long blue coats; the street is lined with pedestrians and homes

Fritz Neumann

31 x 42
IT 112
  Image of leaders of various countries riding forward on horseback while onlookers cheer them on; in the background are mountains and a distant town.

33 x 42
IT 113
Italian WWI poster: Sempre Avanti!! Sempre Avanti!!/[Always Forward!!]

Image of an allegorical woman leading soldiers forward; the woman, a brunette, is wearing a white dress draped in red; she is wearing a crown, and has an Italian flag wrapped around a flagpole slung over her shoulder; the soldiers are all looking forward, following the woman's lead; most of the background is sky with clouds and the figures appear to be much larger than life.

G, Ricordi & Co., Milan, Italy

66.5 x 87
IT 114
Last Updated: February 28, 2017